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Hedy Lamarr 101

Hedy Lamarr was once called the “most beautiful woman in the world” — and she was damn smart too. Born [9th November] in 1914, she was a talented actress, who … Continue reading

11/10/2015 · Leave a comment

The Daily Retro: Halloween – Ida Lupino

Source: The Daily Retro: Halloween – Ida Lupino

10/31/2015 · 2 Comments

Happy 95th Birthday Montgomery Clift

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is Montgomery Clift’s 95th birthday.  His life seemed to be full of super highs and super lows and I think that makes the best life…

10/18/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy 100th Birthday Arthur Miller

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is Pulitzer Prize Winning playwright Arthur Miller’s 100th birthday.  You have seen “Death of a Salesman” and “The Crucible.”  How could you have not seen some version? …

10/18/2015 · 2 Comments

Lithe spirit: Dame Angela Lansbury at 90

A lifetime achievement in musical theatre acknowledges Lansbury’s prolific career spanning seven decades. People like to pass landmark birthdays in meaningful places, so it seems right that Dame Angela Lansbury … Continue reading

10/16/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy 108th Birthday Carole Lombard

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the 108th birthday of Carole Lombard.  “My Man Godfrey” is on of my favorite movies and part of that reason is because of Carole Lombard.…

10/06/2015 · Leave a comment

On this day: the premiere of Fawlty Towers

Originally posted on In Times Gone By…:
The iconic British comedy, Fawlty Towers, had its premiere on the 19th of September 1975.

09/19/2015 · 1 Comment

Archive Event • RICHARD BEAN IN CONVERSATION • Royal Court • 2007

You know that you are in for a treat when a playwright at the launch of his latest collected volume of plays informs you that he once earned a living … Continue reading

09/19/2015 · Leave a comment

ZAFAA GLOBAL AWARDS 2015 NOMINATION Announced Sept 13 2015 Nollywood

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09/17/2015 · Leave a comment

N F Simpson: Absurdist playwright who influenced and inspired Britain’s comic surrealists of the 1960s and ’70s – Obituaries – News – The Independent

Originally posted in The Independent on 12th September, 2011. When the absurdist playwright NF Simpson made his sole contribution to Granada’s long-running legal drama Crown Court in 1977, the producers must have … Continue reading

09/15/2015 · 1 Comment

On this day: Ballerina Pierina Legnani in 1891

Originally posted on In Times Gone By…:
Italian ballerina Pierina Legnani photographed in London on the 15th of September, 1891, fifteen days before her twenty-eighth birthday. Legnani was born and…

09/15/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy 90th Birthday Peter Sellers

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the 90th birthday of the comedic actor Peter Sellers.  You know him from the hilarious Pink Panther films and Dr. Strangelove, but if you…

09/08/2015 · 3 Comments

Happy 118th Birthday Fredric March

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the 118th birthday of the actor Fredric March.  I have so many favorites of his films that I believe you could not go wrong…

09/01/2015 · 2 Comments

Review: Tea Set by Gina Moxley at Pleasance Courtyard

Originally posted on 17percent:
A harrowing 50-minute monologue, ‘Tea Set’ explores loneliness and neglect at the edge of a new millennium, performed with incredible intensity by Amy Molloy. Sat at a…

08/20/2015 · Leave a comment

Edinburgh Preview #2: Joanna’s top Edinburgh picks

Originally posted on 17percent:
At the festival This weekend I am bound on a train to Edinburgh for what is, incredulously, my first experience of the Fringe festival, and I’m…

08/14/2015 · Leave a comment

Edinburgh preview#1: Garden by Lucy Grace

Originally posted on 17percent:
How do you escape the monotony of the daily 9-5 grind, and find a way to reconnect with the world? This one-woman show, written and performed…

08/03/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy 123rd Birthday William Powell

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the 123rd birthday of the actor William Powell.  I adore his performances in the Thin Man films and My Man Godfrey.  His mid-century mid-atlantic accent…

07/29/2015 · Leave a comment

Triple Croatian Delight At 2015 Emmy Awards

Croatia, the War, and the Future Brenda Brkusic MilinkovicAccepting her Emmy for“Mia, a dancer’s journey”Photo: Associated Press/AP Voiced by Emmy®-winning actress Blythe Danner, “Mia, a dancer’s journey” tells the story … Continue reading

07/29/2015 · 2 Comments

TimePlays – 500 years of stories brought to life in daily performances

Originally posted on First Night History:
Originally posted on Historic Royal Palaces. Every day at Hampton Court Palace from 3 April to 31 August: Meet characters from the palace’s past and witness scenes…

07/19/2015 · Leave a comment

Can’t Afford The Edinburgh Fringe? Go To Balham Instead | Londonist

Originally posted on the Londonist. If the train fare to Edinburgh, plus accommodation once you get there is too steep (and it is), despair ye not. Instead, get your summer comedy … Continue reading

07/19/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday, Robert Stephens!

Superb actor.

07/14/2015 · Leave a comment

David Garrick In The East End | Spitalfields Life

Originally posted on Spitalfields Life. There are just a few tickets left for the rare opportunity of a tour of the Garrick Club tomorrow, Wednesday 1st July, as part of the … Continue reading

06/30/2015 · Leave a comment

Julie Harris, Costume Designer for Bond and Beatles Movies, Dies at 94

06/01/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday, Laurence Olivier!

05/22/2015 · Leave a comment

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon

05/08/2015 · Leave a comment

The Punch & Judy Festival in Covent Garden | Spitalfields Life

Originally posted on Spitalfields Life Today I preview the annual Punch & Judy Festival which is held this year on Sunday 10th May. On 9th May 1662, Samuel Pepys wrote in … Continue reading

05/06/2015 · Leave a comment

On this day: John Wilkes Booth was shot and killed | In Times Gone By…

On the 26th of April, 1865, [actor] John Wilkes Booth was cornered and shot dead in Port Royal, Virginia. Twelve days earlier he had assassinated US President Abraham Lincoln in … Continue reading

04/26/2015 · Leave a comment

Tom Odell: I knew you were trouble

Originally posted on Gill McGrath: Tom Odell is performing here on the piano: Taylor Swifts ‘I Knew You Were Trouble in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge ~ from…

03/08/2015 · Leave a comment

Oscar Winners 2015: Complete List

02/23/2015 · Leave a comment

Aplomb, sangfroid, nudity… David Niven and The Oscars®…

BEGUILING HOLLYWOOD The streaking incident became Hollywood lore overnight, and even now is widely cited as one of the Oscar’s most memorable moments, thanks in part to Niven’s quick riposte … Continue reading

02/20/2015 · Leave a comment